Full name Malmeege Amila Aponso
Born June 23, 1993, Colombo
Current age 23 years 274 days
Major teams Sri Lanka, Ragama Cricket Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Emerging Team, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Sri Lanka Under-23s, St. Sebastians College
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Education St. Sebastians College, Moratuwa
|ODI debut||Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Aug 21, 2016 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Sep 4, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Colts Cricket Club v Lankan Cricket Club at Colombo (Colts), Feb 8-9, 2013 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Sinhalese Sports Club v Ragama Cricket Club at Colombo (RPS), Feb 5-7, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Galle Cricket Club v Lankan Cricket Club at Galle, Dec 9, 2012 scorecard|
|Last List A||Anuradhaura District v Mannar District at Colombo (NCC), Mar 22, 2017 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Ragama Cricket Club v Colombo Cricket Club at Panagoda, Apr 1, 2015 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Hambantota Troopers v Galle Guardians at Colombo (RPS), Feb 1, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/30||Mannar||v Anuradhaura||Colombo (NCC)||22 Mar 2017||LA|
|2/28||Sri Lanka A||v Eng Lions||Kurunegala||6 Mar 2017||LA|
|0/47||Sri Lanka A||v Eng Lions||Dambulla||4 Mar 2017||LA|
|2/37||Sri Lanka A||v Eng Lions||Dambulla||2 Mar 2017||LA|
|0, 1/90, 4, 2/14||Ragama||v Sinhalese||Colombo (RPS)||5 Feb 2017||FC|
|3/43, 1/8||Ragama||v Tamil Union||Colombo (RPS)||28 Jan 2017||FC|
|2/72, 1, 2/39, 10||Ragama||v Nondescripts||Colombo (CCC)||20 Jan 2017||FC|
|7/85, 0, 0/40||Ragama||v Colts||Colombo (NCC)||14 Jan 2017||FC|
|5/34, 14*, 3/41||Ragama||v Burgher||Colombo (Burgher)||6 Jan 2017||FC|
|33*, 3/47||Ragama||v Col CC||Kaluthara||28 Dec 2016||FC|
An accurate left-arm spinner for Ragama Cricket Club, Amila Aponso emerged as one of Sri Lanka's better finger-spinning prospects, after successful first-class seasons in 2015 and 2016. A graduate of St. Sebastian's College, Moratuwa, Aponso began his first-class career at Colts Cricket Club, but it was at Ragama that he rose to prominence. He claimed 31 first-class wickets at an average of 20.9 in the 2015 season, and was rewarded with a place in the Sri Lanka A squad to New Zealand, later that year.
In 2016, his domestic returns continued to improve. His 47 scalps at 20.97 placed him third on the wicket-takers' table. He was part of Sri Lanka's Development Squad to South Africa a few months later, and continued to impress, particularly in the four-day match against a South Africa Emerging XI in Potchefstroom, where he took 13 wickets for 207 runs. A few days later, Aponso was called up to Sri Lanka's ODI squad.
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